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Anxiety is used to describe feelings of worry, fear and unease. Typically, it incorporates both the emotional and physical sensations we experience when worried or nervous. Anxiety is related to the ‘fight or flight’ response and, while unpleasant, this is a normal reaction when our body perceives a threat.

We will all feel anxious at some time and it’s very common to feel tense or unsure about a potentially stressful situation, such as an exam, starting a new job, or moving home. However, some of us will be affected more than others. Despite being a normal experience, if these feelings are very strong or are lasting a long time, it can be overwhelming.

Anxiety is a problem that can get worse if the stressors continue to build up. People may feel ashamed to ask for help or believe that it’s not ‘that big a problem’, thus covering their feelings and dealing with it alone. It’s important to know that you deserve support and, as lonely as you feel, people care.

If you’re not comfortable talking to a loved one, anxiety counselling will give you the opportunity to talk to someone who understands you. Talking to a counsellor can help in many ways, including helping you understand what may be causing your anxiety, and teaching you coping techniques.

Phone: 07919 280745
The Tower Clinic, 8 Tinshill Lane, Cookridge, Leeds LS16 7AP
UK Counselling Network CIC, Wakefield Road, Drighlington, Bradford BD11 1EB